JACIII Vol.22 No.6 pp. 907-914
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2018.p0907


Novel Discriminative Method for Illegal Parking and Abandoned Objects

Xuan Wang, Huansheng Song, Yong Fang, and Hua Cui

College of Information Engineering, Chang’an University
Xi’an, Shaanxi 710064, China

Corresponding author

April 4, 2018
July 13, 2018
October 20, 2018
illegal parking, abandoned object, camera calibration, vehicle model, inverse projection maps

Computer vision techniques have been widely applied in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs) to automatically detect abnormal events and trigger alarms. In the last few years, many abnormal traffic events, such as illegal parking, abandoned objects, speeding, and overloading, have occurred on the highway, threatening traffic safety. In order to distinguish illegal parking and abandoned object events, we propose an effective method to classify these types of abnormal objects. First, abnormal areas are detected by feature point extraction and matching. The transformation relation, between the world and image coordinate systems, is then established by camera calibration. Next, different-height inverse projection planes (IPPs) are built to obtain the inverse projection maps (IPMs). Finally, the 3D information describing the abnormal objects is estimated and used to distinguish illegally parked vehicles and abandoned objects. Experimental results from traffic image sequences show that this method is effective in distinguishing illegal parking and abandoned objects, while its low computational cost satisfies the real-time requirements; furthermore, it can be used in vehicle classification.

Inverse projection plane and inverse projection maps

Inverse projection plane and inverse projection maps

Cite this article as:
X. Wang, H. Song, Y. Fang, and H. Cui, “Novel Discriminative Method for Illegal Parking and Abandoned Objects,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.22 No.6, pp. 907-914, 2018.
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